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Back Taxes

September 4, 2009

[originally published in KCN, Arpil 2000]

backtaxes-uncle-sam1Wow, chiropractic sure helped you out last year!  It helped you overcome and manage that crippling back pain you’d been battling for years.  It did wonders for your spouse’s chronic headaches, not to mention how it set things straight when your daughter took a tumble off the jungle gym.  Oh, and let’s not forget, how it soothed your newborn’s cringing bout of colic.  With such a great track record for ‘99, do you think it can offer any relief for that pain that’s persistently been getting worse since the year ended?  You know, the one that has April 15th written all over it.

While there’s something to be said about how chiropractic can help relieve the negative effects that this stressful time of the year can have on our bodies,  the kind of relief that I am suggesting is more along the lines of “tax relief.”

“What!?” you say.  “I can deduct chiropractic care on my taxes??”  The answer, I’m excited to say, is “Yes.” — BUT (there’s always one of those) whether or not it will actually count as a bona fide deduction for your situation depends on some important  factors. (more…)

How to Save Billions of Dollars

March 16, 2009

[originally published in KCN, August 1998]

save-billions-of-dollars-1Our neighbors to the north have recently been shown a way to save millions, if not billions, of dollars each year on their health care, thanks to a comprehensive report presented earlier this year by Canadian health economist Pran Manga, PhD.

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